Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, December 30
Dec. 31, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The #16/#20 Tigers (13-0) used pressure defense, solid free throw shooting (16-20), and hot three-point shooting (10-21) to down the South Carolina Gamecocks (9-2) for the fifth consecutive year, 98-87, at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Tuesday night. Terrence Oglesby scored a career-high 25 points on six threes, K.C. Rivers had 20 points, while Trevor Booker had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Tigers in the paint.
Arguably the biggest contributor, however, was freshman Andre Young, who played 26 minutes for Demontez Stitt who was in foul trouble for most of the game. Young had a career-high 13 points, eight assists, and four steals and sparked Clemson's first half run. Young also hit one of the biggest shots of his career from the right wing with just under eight minutes to stretch the Tiger lead to ten.
ATLANTA (AP) -Zachery Peacock scored a season-high 22 points and Gani Lawal had a career-best 16 rebounds as Georgia Tech overcame 21 turnovers to beat Tennessee State 63-58 on Tuesday night.
Peacock scored 15 of his points in the first half, while Lawal had 15 of his rebounds and all 12 of his points in the second half. Iman Shumpert had nine assists and nine points for the Yellow Jackets (8-4).
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A couple weeks from now, when Maryland delves into the Atlantic Coast Conference portion of its schedule, the Terrapins might draw upon their performance against Elon to pull out a victory.
Maryland went up by 17 in the second half, then saw the lead dwindle a bit before using a 21-2 blitz to cement a 76-50 win Tuesday night.
Greivis Vasquez scored 10 of his 17 points during the decisive second-half run that enabled Maryland (10-2) to pull away to its sixth straight win.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Coach Dino Gaudio sat Wake Forest's sluggish starting five on the bench, giving them a clear view of what was turning into one of the biggest upsets of the season.
A few minutes later, he put them back in - and just as quickly, they took care of pesky Radford.
Jeff Teague scored 11 of his 19 points in the second half, and No. 6 Wake Forest shrugged off a slow start to beat the Highlanders 83-61 on Tuesday night.